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Grateful Dead Live at Shoreline Amphitheatre on 1990-06-16

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Grateful Dead Live at Shoreline Amphitheatre on 1990-06-16

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Let The Good Times Roll-> Truckin'-> Touch Of Gray, Mama Tried-> Big River, Friend Of The Devil, Cassidy, Big Boss Man, One More Saturday Night China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, We Can Run But We Can't Hide-> Estimated Prophet-> Terrapin Station-> Jam-> Drums-> Space-> China Doll-> Sugar Magnolia-, E: It's All Over Now Baby Blue

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Shoreline Amphitheatre
Location Mountain View, CA

Source Audience
Lineage 3 Nak CM 300's - 2 CP 4's (Shotguns) 1 CP3 ( Super Omni ) arranged in an X-Y pattern
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Original filenames had some problems, renamed to etree standards on 11/5/2005.

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Reviewer: Art Cube - - August 13, 2015
Subject: Jerry out all night
If I remember correctly, this is the night where as soon as drums started or maybe right before, there was a loud pop (should be on the recording) and all power at the board went down. Last thing I remember (I recorded this and was right behind Healy) was a kid being propped up on Healy's stool with a Big Gulp. I always figured the kid spilled on the board.

BTW, this is my recording.
Reviewer: D_Raam - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 19, 2015
Subject: 25 Years & Change
I hadn't heard this since that June day long ago. Garcia never left in the second set-- the drum solo never really happened. I don't remember that ever happening before. Is it playing out the way I remember it? I seem to recall that Garcia was left soloing by himself, alone for something like 15 minutes. OK, here we go...
Reviewer: grateful phishmon - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 15, 2014
Subject: One of the best non-Dark Star shows of 1990
Truckin' as the second song of the first set, and a seriously jammed out version with them hitting the standard peak a second time at the end of the jam, gets things off to a great start. The rest of the first set is uneventful, although Cassidy is a welcome presence and delivers here also.

China Cat is missing Jerry's guitar during the verses, like it's turned way down, or he's just not playing his usual line. He is heard loud and clear on the jam, though. A very solid version. An excellent Estimated follows Brent's little environmental ditty, but it is the extended Terrapin outro jam that really enthralls. After an extended peaking section, the band goes into a jam seriously reminiscent of New Potato Caboose. This segues into a harmonic minor jam in A, probably the only instance I can think of where they use harmonic minor. Normally, they don't even use natural minor, preferring Dorian for their jams (eg., Playin', Estimated). A unique jam that will shake your conception of what constitutes "Dead" jamming.
Reviewer: gotcds - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 23, 2010
Subject: Spectacular !!!
Lovely recording

And the Terrapin of the Ages. This version is Dark Star-esque
Reviewer: darazn1 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 18, 2006
Subject: My First Show
I was already awake to the music. I kinda felt like that one in ten thousand who came for the show. I was hungry for lots of jamming and lots of space. I didn't go home disappointed. This show was played especially for me.

Great breakouts as well. 1st 1st-set Truckin' since '85, 1st Big Boss Man since New Years, another great Cassidy, Saturday Night was clearly the strongest I'd ever see, and a second set that didn't stop for anything. Didn't care much for Sugar Mags until I saw them jam the hell out of it this night. First West Coast China Doll since '87, and although Jerry jumbled the words, his solo was as great as it could be. The near train-wreck/meltdown after estimated and the infinite jam following Terrapin.... all the goodies one could hope for.

Fantastic show. The recording reminds me of my first tape of this one. The view from the vault release and the audio CD to accompany this is a gift and a half.

Listen closely during the quiet parts of space way after Terrapin. You may still be able to hear me howling.
Reviewer: Trannyman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 26, 2005
Subject: Cal Expo and Shoreline 90
I was lucky enough to have attended all 3 Cal Expo shows just prior to this great show. This is easily the best of the 3 Shoreline nights. Someone below stated correctly that there is no real drum solo. But, Mickey does get an extended workout on the big drums with Garcia on stage. This jam is unique and over the top. Space comes after that. So, Garcia and Co. never leave the stage. The only negatives about the second set (The first set is awesome), is some blown lyrics by Garcia in Terrapin and Brent forgetting two verses in WCR. Musically, the show is as good as it gets.

This, along with the 6/10 Cal Expo are at the top of 1990 Summer. Check out 6/10 if you haven't yet.
Reviewer: Pourik - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 17, 2005
Subject: I love this show...
After hearing some bits on dead hour a few years back I jumped at opportunity to purchase the DVD upon it's release.
What can I say...what a beautiful day at Shoreline. The band was rockin' all the way much fun...
Reviewer: lobster12 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 6, 2005
Subject: KOOKY
Creative, spontanious and brilliant for most of the night. This is a crazy show. Some may not dig approx 45 of straight jamming and drumming. Good first set song selection and the estimated> terrapin is a beast. What comes next is just cosmic. Not for everyone, but if you dig this sort of thing check it out.
Reviewer: ginfizzlove - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 22, 2005
Subject: Monster Show
Where is the board copy of this show? I had one on tape (maybe I still have it somewhere). Is it forbidden because this was a vault dvd? I don't believe they released a cd commercially. I have seen well over 300 shows since 1979, and this one lands comfortably in my top twenty. Certainly one of the last great shows Brent played, and there were very few great shows after Brent. Of particular note, the China/Rider is one of the most powerful they played during these years. Sadly, some of the dead's best songs were phoned in in their latter years, and China/Rider really suffered from Jerry's laziness. Not on this night. Nothing was phoned in, the whole band was present throughout, just as Jerry was present on stage throughout the drums. Estimated is exceptionally creepy and spacy. If you listen real hard, you may hear a Sugar Mag tease coming out of space before they settled into the always welcome, and all too rare, China Doll. OK, I partied it up for this show, but I had a great seat about 10 rows from the stage, which put me about stage level, and though I was pretty high, I was so focused on every note of this show. Unfortunately, this recording does not do it justice. (sorry tapers, I just can't give any stars to this type of recording in this day and age. I give 3 stars because this show is mamouth, not for the recording) Go buy View from the Vault, and turn it up real loud.
Reviewer: birdsgosouth - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 25, 2005
Subject: No drums
it's important to note that this show has no drums in the usual drumspace section of the show. Jerry jams with the drums for a long time and then it turns to space and Mickey then does some hits on the beam and then they all come out and start China Doll. A truly epic performance. There's a reason that it's a vault release.
Reviewer: hippe - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 26, 2004
Subject: bought my bus ticket here
to start, i do not know the quality of the recording, but the show smoked. some real insane jamming took place in the second set, great, classic improv. i graduated high school this day and went to the show and had the best possible time ever. during good times and truckin i was delegated to the lawn unable to move due to some powerful organics. when jerry went into touch of grey, my body literally raised itself and my friends said they saw me jumping 20 feet in the air running down as close as possible, the rest of the night is locked away deeeeeeep in my mind. it is on view from the vault 3 i believe. so ya know the boys thought it was one of dem nights.
Reviewer: Thymer - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 7, 2004
Subject: Interesting Terrapin Jam
This was my fourth show. I don't remember too much of it. I do remember a rockin' Sugar Magnolia closer
that was spectacular live.

I really found the Terrapin jam quite interesting. They go off into some uncharted territory here. The first real jam I saw the dead do.

The sound quality has some pops throughout. Not the best recording, but I recorded it anyway, being that I was there.
Reviewer: J. Jonah Jameson - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 14, 2004
Subject: A Special Night
OK. I was at this show. I remember enjoying it tremendously. The triple-shot opener was AWESOME, if you weren't there you don't have the image of the entire place literally bouncing. I wasn't totally familiar with everything the band played at that point, being a relatively new initiate. But I really remember LOVING the 1st set, it moved right along and seemed crisp, but not rushed. They actually covered a lot of ground in just under an hour, and they took a break right as the sun was setting and it seemed like they were really starting to cook with One More Saturday Night! I feel really fortunate to have seen them in this era, with Brent, because the real decline happened so soon after this. I know Brent has his detractors, but the man was incredibly talented and lent a real aura of danger and electricity that the band had been missing since the days of Pig. His songs are underrated, too, and I liked We Can Run at the time even though it was the first time I'd heard it. Let's face it, his keyboard sound and style was way above what the current Dead have, and better really than Hornsby/Welnick. Of course, the Terrapin was mind-blowing although in retrospect it seems a little too mellow and prolonged. Believe it or not, this was the first time I had ever heard Terrapin Station. Also, believe it or not, this was the only show I saw in 1990. This was a great show that left you with that special feeling, if you ever saw the band you know what I'm talking about. This particular AUD is OK, not great. I recommend VFTV III!
Reviewer: A.J.K. - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 21, 2004
Subject: Somewhat lackluster
...especially for this period, which is the reason for only 3 stars. It's not bad by any means, but exciting movements are few and far between. Tempo is rushed quite a bit, making it seem like they just want to get it over with (although there are obviously other potential reasons ;)). Also an FYI - the txt file is not 100% accurate. It is missing track 4 (Touch of Grey), which does in fact appear. And I personally would label the post-Terrapin bit "jam > space > china doll." The Sugar Mags closer rocks and there are no big mistakes anywhere, but there are many many other shows from June & July that smoke this one.
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